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Join us this fall to help enhance dementia study diversity

Damali Martin
Damali MARTIN,
Program Director,
Division of Neuroscience (DN)
Profile photograph of Dr. Richard Kwok
Richard KWOK,
Division of Neuroscience (DN).

Many thanks to our colleague Tayona Pearson for her contributions to this article.

This post was updated Oct. 6 to reflect that registration for the workshop is now at capacity and closed.

Population and genetics studies can help us understand how genes and the environment affect aging-related health disparities. However, to gain meaningful insights that can benefit everyone, the research must reflect the diversity of today’s population. To address the gaps and meet the need for more inclusive studies, NIA will host a two-day hybrid workshop, The Future of Population-Based Studies in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Research: Setting Future Scientific Priorities, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Connecting for more inclusive research

Our two-day workshop is designed to bring investigators together to exchange ideas, foster collaboration, and inform scientific priorities for future population-based studies. The aim is to:

  • Identify existing scientific resources to enhance population-based research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and find new insights into disease risk factors, prevention strategies, and potential interventions.
  • Improve the quality and breadth of data for population-based research for a deeper understanding of Alzheimer’s and related dementias progression and the development of more targeted intervention approaches.
  • Determine gaps and opportunities in precision-based intervention and prevention strategies for Alzheimer’s and related dementias among diverse populations.

This workshop is part of NIA’s ongoing work to strengthen and create more inclusive aging-related studies. If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, explore NIA’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Webinar Series.

We hope you can join us for this important event Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 online or in-person on the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. If you have questions, please visit the workshop website, email Damali Martin, or leave a comment below!

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